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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, BenH. It pours deep brown with a tiny white head. The nose is rich, wood, vinous, brandy, cognac, stewed raisin, malt loaf, dirt, toffee, burnt cake and earth. The taste is rich, oily, brown bread, malt loaf, crystal, earth, burnt cake, screen, warming brandy booze, umami action and other stuff. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big malt loaf action. Too sweet for the likes of me.... But enjoyable in small scoof measures.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (9963) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
750ml bottle. This is just firey booze, sweet malt, dry alcohol burn, cognac, this is not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ $35 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.28.15 ]
>> Pours tepid deep amber with red highlights, weak head, ring of grayish foam remains. Nose is cherry Twizzlers, red candies. Taste is pure sugar, maple syrup, red cherry juice....pretty one note and cloying. I mean, had this next to Hill Farmstead Aaron and it was night and day. Big waste of money and very disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 8, 2013
[5/3/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood and cognac. Very sweet flavor of malt, caramel, honey, liqueur, wood, alcohol and some fruitiness. Somewhat syrupy boozy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Taste from a bottle, big thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Brown red color. Thin kind of creamy layer of head on the surface, off-white color. Few bits of loose lace. Bigger body, but not slick. Very creamy, kind of thick. Sort of chewy and velvety. Toasty bready malt, some caramel, bit of nuttiness. Kind of earthy. Cognac is evident all around, but not over powering -- perfectly in balance. Touch of fermented sweet yellow apple in the nose. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, mild bitterness. Sweet, but not cloying or overpowering like Samael’s. Pretty smooth for the high ABV. Very nice, well-done stuff overall. Been wanting to try this for a while... Met my expectation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, licorice, fruit, plums, hops and caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8930) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle - Dark sugars, caramel and a touch of wood. Deep brown with a beige head. Sweet. dark sugars, caramel and a lingering sweetness and heat. Some boozy heat, but not offensive. Some berry fruit in the long finish. Easy drinking for what it is, but not worth the crazy hype in my books.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Aaron for cracking this. Thick, murky brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, toffee, lots of caramelized sugars into a bit of oak, vanilla, dark cocoa into lots of cognac, spirit notes with some brown sugar. Taste was a mix of nice cognac, dark bread, caramel, toffee, brown sugar into some toasted, nice dark grain, finishing fairly sweet, very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8402) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours deep brown with small offwhite head. Aroma is rich malt, sweets, oak, sweet dark fruits, cognac, alcohol. Flavor is rich sweet malts, caramel, toffee, oak, cognac, riasins and other dark fruits, some booze. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Beautiful deep orange brown with a thick, persistent golden head. Incredibly rich malty aroma, sponge toffee, brown bread, spicy raisins, woody undertones. Can a beer smell warm and inviting? This one invokes that feeling for sure. Big chewy malty palate, sticky but not cloying with the expected malt density that the aroma suggests. The cognac imparts a wonderful alchemy to this beer, spicy and rich without being boozy or harsh. A magnificent sipper.

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